Son Doong cave - need fellas
Replies: 25 - Last Post: Oct 15, 2012 3:01 AM Last Post By: travelsupport
Jun 14, 2012 9:19 PM
Jun 15, 2012 12:07 AM
Jun 15, 2012 12:47 AM
Jun 15, 2012 1:58 AM
Jun 15, 2012 2:17 AM
Jun 15, 2012 3:14 AM
5to Rose_ng, to Candy212 :
If there will be 2 of us, the price - 930$ per head; if 3 - 730$ per head.
This price is offered by my Vietnamese friend, and I do not want to bargain with him, but in any way it looks not more expensive than in other companies. If somebody knows how to make it cheaper - let me know, please.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, G = Guide
Overnight at the campsite.
Transfer: Private transfer
Activity: Trekking, Son Doong Cave Discovery, En Cave discovery
Meals: as mentioned below
Local guide: Yes
Support team: Yes
Day 1: Dong Hoi/Phong Nha Ke Bang (L, D, G)
08:00 Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Dong Hoi and brief the tour plan before we leave for Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park’s core zone to discover Son Doong Cave.
11:30 We reach Doong Village, a secluded village in jungle. We will have picnic lunch in the village. After lunch we begin a trek through jungle toward En Cave (Swallow Cave).
14:00 We reach En Cave, a beautiful cave with over 2km in length and 49m in height. We will explore the cave, taking photo then set our camp near a stream. Our support team will catch fish in the stream to cook our dinner.
18:00 Have dinner and sleep in tent.
Day 2: Son Doong Cave Discovery (B, L, D, G)
07:30 Breakfast at the campsite before we begin our 2hr-trek through jungle to Son Doong Cave. Discover a part of the world’s biggest cave.
12:00 Have picnic lunch in the cave
15:00 Leave Son Doong Cave after 5-6hr discoverring inside the cave. We return to En Cave and take a swim in the stream before dinner.
Day 3: Son Doong/Dong Hoi (B, G)
08:30 Breakfast at the campsite before we trek toward Doong Village where we have lunch break before driving back to Dong Hoi Town. Trip ends.
Jun 15, 2012 5:43 AM
Jun 15, 2012 4:38 PM
Jun 16, 2012 3:15 AM
8OP's price sounds very expensive for Vietnam.
Rose & Candy shop around, even look at JB's option.
Jun 20, 2012 1:25 AM
Jun 20, 2012 2:39 AM
Jun 20, 2012 3:31 AM
Jun 20, 2012 3:33 AM
12@ mooslie : As I know, this Son Doong cave does not open to public, just for scientists and researchers only. So, in order to make this tour for normal tourists, travel agent has to deal with local authorities to get their permits ( not many agent could do this) and it costs too much and not easy. And this tour also need many logistics to make.So, i think it is the reason make its cost higher than other tours in VN, do you think so?
Jun 20, 2012 8:05 AM
Jun 22, 2012 8:23 AM
How does one make a deal with the park folks themselves?
I've been talking to Activetravel Asia about Son Doong. They're enormously pleasant to deal with and apparently competent, but yeah, on the spendy side.
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